University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association Records, 1939-1990



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association (Bexar County, Tex.)
Title: Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association Records
Dates: 1939-1990
Creator Abstract: The Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association was organized to engage in activities in connection with farming, harvesting, financing, marketing and selling of the agricultural products of its members.
Content Abstract: The bulk of the Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association Records consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records and programs.
Identification: MS 215
Extent: .83 linear feet (2 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association was organized to engage in activities in connection with: the marketing or selling of the agricultural products of its members; the harvesting, preserving, drying, processing, canning, packing, storing, handling, shipping or utilization of it's members products; the manufacturing or marketing of by-products; the selling or supplying of machinery or equipment; or with the financing of the above activities.

Truck farming is the cultivation of one or a few fruit or vegetable crops on a relatively large scale for transport to distant markets where the crop cannot be grown due to climate. Truck farms often grow seasonal crops. The use of trucks to transport products to market increased in popularity following the establishment of state and federal high systems.


Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association Records consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records and programs.


 

Organization of Collection

Administrative Materials
Financial Materials
South Texas Vegetable Day

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Organizations
Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association (Bexar County, Tex.)
Subjects
Truck farming--Texas--Bexar County.
Agriculture--Texas--Bexar County.
Locations
Bexar County (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Minutes.
Programs.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
San Antonio History

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Bexar County Truck Farmers Association at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bexar County Truck Farmers Association records, MS 215, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from Belgian American Club in 2006 (Acc. 2006-031 and 2006-081).

Processing Information

Processed and encoded April 2009 by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administrative Materials

Box
1 Proposed Charter and Articles of Incorporation, 1939
Bylaws, undated
Box
2 Meeting Minutes, 1939-1949
Meeting Minutes, 1950-1968
Meeting Minutes, October 27, 1982
Box
1 Cooperative Certificates of Authority, 1948-1988
Incoming Correspondence 1942-1964, 1985
Member lists, 1958-1969
Journal, 1939
Baskets and bags, 1945-1968
Texas Vegetable Growers, 1960-1962
South Texas Sugar Beet Grower's Association, 1965
South Texas Carrot Committee, April 1963
Hearing on potatoes, 1962-1963
Blank stationery, undated
"Farmers at the Crossroads," 1956
F.H. Vahlsin advertisements against a Federal Marketing Agreement, 1963
Texas Agricultural Extension Service materials, 1961-1965
Texas Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Directories, 1966-1971, 1989-1990



 

Financial Materials

Box
1 Treasury Reports, 1942-1964
Monthly financial reports, 1958-1964
Union State Bank Account Book, 1946-1953
Receipts and invoices, 1947
Freight bills and invoices, 1949
Deposits for baskets, 1949
Bank account balance sheets, 1960-1962
Assorted financial documents, 1945-1958
Box
2 Checkbook, 1939-1942
Checkbook, 1958-1972



 

South Texas Vegetable Day

Box
1 Correspondence: South Texas Vegetable Day, 1953
Sixth Annual South Texas Vegetable Day winners, 1957
Box
2 South Texas Vegetable Day Programs, 1953-1974